[ubuntu-hardened] home folder permissions

Martin Pitt martin.pitt at ubuntu.com
Mon Nov 26 07:00:22 GMT 2007

Hi Christer,

Nafallo Bjälevik [2007-11-24 23:20 +0000]:
> You must have changed that yourself. 022 is the default umask on all yet
> released Ubuntu versions.

Indeed. This is not a bug, but a deliberate decision. For home setups,
022 is better to allow people to share files easily. Files which are
security sensitive (.bashrc, .viminfo, .ssh, .gpg, .mozilla, etc.) are
already 0700.


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